Two time Singapore winner Inbee Park perhaps the one to beat – photo  Getty Images

West Australian Hannah Green and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko have continued their recent good form to be tied for 7th and four shots from the lead at the halfway mark of the HSBC Women’s World Championship at the Sentosa Golf Club’s Tanjong Course in Singapore.

The pair trail the leaders Inbee Park and her fellow countrywoman Hee Young Park, who lead by two.

Ko won two weeks ago in Hawaii while Green finished third at last week’s event in Hawaii so they have created an opportunity to build on that impressive from over the weekend.

Green’s round was the equal best of the day in round two her outward nine of 31 setting her up for a six under par 66.

After her round Green admitted that she was getting better in each start this season.

“I feel like ANA and Kia was just a bit rusty, you know, first tournament back after a few months,” said Green. “But yeah, this is my first time in Thailand and Singapore, so I’m super excited to be here. I think that’s really helping me try to beat this heat which I’m not very good with.”

Ko also played well over her opening nine although a late bogey saw her lose a little contact with the pace but given she has never finished outside the top twenty in six starts in the event and he been runner-up once she is poised to continue that run of results at the Sentosa Golf Club.

One of the two leaders, Inbee Park, has been a two-time winner of this event and she too is in good form of late having won her first start of 2021 in California and finished runner-up to Ko in Hawaii.

She will be a tough nut to crack over the weekend while her co leader has struggled in recent weeks, missing three of her five cuts this season.

Other Australians in the field are Katherine Kirk and Su Oh tied for 21st and Minjee Lee 37th who dropped four shots in six holes in the middle of her round after a fast start to round two.


Co-leader – Hee Young Park – Getty Images